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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in April 2013
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Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreement For HIPAA Rules
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Microsoft responds to new HIPAA regulations that make cloud service providers "business associates" of healthcare providers and health plans.
The Primary Storage Deduplication Problem
Commentary  |  4/30/2013  | 
Vendors struggle to develop a deduplication engine that won't impact performance and still maintain data integrity.
Cloud Survey Has Warning For Amazon
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
RightScale's State of the Cloud survey finds Amazon the public cloud leader -- but IT is looking to Rackspace, Google and Microsoft for added testing and experiments.
Teambox Brings Collaboration Behind the Firewall
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Teambox On-Premise allows healthcare, financial and other highly regulated industries to take advantage of cloud collaboration technologies.
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
Follow Feds To The Cloud
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Uncle Sam is a leader in the secure use of cloud services. Here’s what FedRAMP and FISMA can teach you.
Galaxy S4 Vs. iPhone 5: Display Shoot-Out
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Samsung's OLED screens have made significant improvements, putting the Galaxy S4's display on par with the iPhone 5's LCD screen.
Google Reports Censorship Surge
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Box Expands Healthcare Offerings
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
Attend E2, Conquer Your Enterprise Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Social, mobile, cloud and big data all can help you move more quickly and reach new customers. For the latest wisdom on how, join us at the E2 Conference in Boston.
EMC's Pivotal Plan: Brilliant Or Crazy?
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Pivotal's ambitious plan promises next-generation cloud computing, big data, application-development and analytics capabilities. Can it succeed?
Apple iCloud Has Service Issues, Again
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Latest iCloud technical problems affect "some users," according to Apple.
Skykick Tackles Microsoft Office 365 Migration Headaches
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Startup promises to reduce the pain for IT providers that help SMBs move from on-premises Exchange environments to Office 365.
Infor Bets $500 Million On Enterprise App Refresh
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Infor cranks out new user interfaces and social and cloud options for its enterprise apps to take on SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
VDI Performance and Cost: A Deeper Dive
Commentary  |  4/22/2013  | 
Lab tests aren't perfect simulations, but they do help businesses decide whether a virtual desktop infrastructure is for them. Here's why I stand by my advice on VDI and storage costs.
Salesforce Unveils Social Ad Management System
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Social.com makes real-time customer and social sentiment data available for Facebook, Twitter marketing campaigns.
13 WordPress Add-Ons That Mean Business
Slideshows  |  4/22/2013  | 
Want to get more out of the WordPress Web publishing platform in areas like analytics, SEO and security? Check out this baker's dozen of add-ons for business users.
VA Goes Paperless To Eliminate Claims Backlog
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Federal agency expects new IT system to process and track veterans' disability claims more quickly.
U.K. Government CloudStore Sales Spike 300% In March
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Cloud-based government IT procurement model appears to be gaining steam after a slow start.
Big Data For Mom-And-Pop Shops
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Startup Tranzlogic brings big data-style analytics like those used by giant retailers to small and midsize merchants.
Google Wants To Pay More For Clean Power
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
To encourage energy utilities to offer major customers clean power, Google suggests businesses pay an optional tariff.
SAP Outperforms Oracle With Steady Financial Results
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
SAP reports 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth as core applications lag but sales of Hana, cloud and mobile grow.
Amazon's Vogels: Big Data Belongs In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels predicts real-time analysis and "invisible" Hadoop capacity on demand are the future of big data computing.
IBM Sales Dragged Down By Missed Deals
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
IBM blames revenue shortfall on sales execution issues, but analysts ask whether the cloud is driving structural changes in IT spending.
Google Profits Top Estimates
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
CEO Larry Page hints at future products and defends his company's long-shot bets.
VMware Adds Interoperability With Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
The next Ubuntu release, coming soon, will include VMware plug-ins for the Quantum networking platform in OpenStack.
Intel Buys Mashery For API Management Expansion
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Mashery manages APIs for Aetna, Best Buy and The New York Times.
DOD Moves Forward With Cloud Broker Plans
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
DISA gets "initial operating capability" to act as Defense Department's cloud services broker, as DOD strives to simplify military groups' acquisition of cloud services.
Google Apps Service Restored
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Service disruption that affected a small percentage of Google Apps customers on Wednesday has been resolved; Google has no statement on cause.
U.K. Accounting Software Supports Tax Filing Via Cloud
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
IRIS launches OpenCloud Tax software to help business clients securely submit financial data to the government through the cloud.
Cloudscaling Updates OpenStack, Supports Amazon APIs
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Aggressive OpenStack vendor partners with Juniper for virtual networking, declares Amazon "de facto standard."
Red Hat Enters OpenStack Rodeo
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Red Hat Distribution OpenStack (RDO) comes in free and commercially-supported versions for private cloud builders.
The Role Of DRAM In Storage
Commentary  |  4/16/2013  | 
Don't discount DRAM. Thanks to increased server capacities and sophisticated caching technologies, DRAM can serve as a tier in the storage infrastructure.
Workday Adds Android Support, Customization
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Workday updates of cloud-based HR and finance apps provide new mobile options and more ways to customize deployments.
Microsoft Azure Public Cloud Matches Amazon Prices
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Previously a developer's platform, Microsoft Azure will now compete directly with Amazon Web Services, match it on IaaS pricing.
Smartphones With Physical Keyboards
Slideshows  |  4/15/2013  | 
Do you want a physical keyboard on your smartphone? The new BlackBerry with a hard keyboard will be here soon, but there are alternatives. Here we show you eight phones, including six not from BlackBerry.
Rackspace Launches Global OpenStack Expansion
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
IaaS provider will enlist partners to add Rackspace data center locations around the world, strengthen competitiveness with the likes of CenturyLink Savvis, Verizon Terremark.
HP Brings Mobile Cloud Services To Enterprise
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
HP's cloud services will add a set of mobile device services that includes file sharing capabilities to challenge Dropbox.
What Should A VDI Desktop Cost?
Commentary  |  4/12/2013  | 
A small business should be able to configure a viable 250 desktop VDI installation for less than $150 per desktop.
Dropbox For Business: Right For You?
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Dropbox for Business wants to be taken seriously as an enterprise tool. Consider these 5 facts to decide whether Dropbox is your best option.
IBM: Flash Storage Hits Tipping Point
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Flash is now cheaper than most spinning disks -- and dramatically speeds up application and database performance, IBM says. What about Hana and Exadata?
Microsoft Adds Cloud Chargeback To Windows Server
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Microsoft adds third-party Cloud Cruiser billing system for on-premises and Windows Azure operations, encouraging use of hybrid cloud.
ScienceLogic Tools Watch VMware, Amazon Cloud Workloads
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
ScienceLogic's release 7.3 of its EM7 system helps manage hybrid cloud environments, including on-premises and public cloud workloads.
Why PaaS Is The Future
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Platform-as-a-service will become standard for Web applications. It's time to evaluate your options and plan a migration strategy.
Security Win Helps U.K. SMB Compete With Microsoft
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Collaboration software maker Kahootz gets U.K. government IL2 clearance, putting it on par with Microsoft Office 365 and other big players for government contract work.
Dropbox For Business Adds Active Directory Ties
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Hoping to land bigger fish, cloud file storage leader rolls out Dropbox for Business, with security tweaks for enterprises.
Piston Ships OpenStack On A Stick 2.0
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
Piston releases 2.0 version of Enterprise OpenStack, a pre-configured cloud OS loaded on a memory device, ready for building private clouds. Will enterprises go that route?
Salesforce Promises Speedier Mobile App Development
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
Salesforce aims to help customers deliver mobile apps more quickly with a new toolkit and "quick start" packs supporting popular JavaScript frameworks.
Netflix's 5 Secrets For Maximizing Amazon Cloud Value
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Netflix chief cloud architect Adrian Cockcroft shares five money-saving maneuvers for big Amazon Web Services users.
Military Plans Multi-Exabyte Storage Cloud
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Defense Information Systems Agency will spend $45 million on a private storage cloud for intelligence and surveillance imagery.
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